Come along to our bimonthly photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor. Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Portland. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.
What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!
What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!
The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.
We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.
Anne showed numerous techniques that I was not familiar with and I cane out of the event energized and willing to experiment my newly acquired skills. 5/5 by Amelia De Mello 10-3-2020
Extremely informative! Ann had all sorts of examples and situations set up for us to practice each new skill. She did a great job of helping everyone even though there were rather complex settings and adjustments to be made for each situation. 5/5 by Nancy Jacobson 9-3-2020
Anne is a wonderful teacher. Calm, patient and gave us just the information we needed without overwhelming us with too much. It was a delight to become more familiar with manual mode 5/5 by Elizabeth Jansen 8-3-2020
I appreciated the extra attention I received from Anna and Micheal while I wrestled with a new camera and the tasks we all undertook.i feel I have a much better understanding of the camera, shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings and their applications.
Thanks I look forward to another class in the future. 5/5 by Dana Via 12-1-2020
Loved the event! Glad I took the intro class before this one since I am a beginner. 5/5 by Becky Kuperstein 16-12-2019
Ann, the instructor was excellent and made sure everyone had all the individual instruction the needed 5/5 by Jim Leigh 16-12-2019
Good information and questions were answered however many we asked. Good subject matter, explained in depth. 5/5 by Gary Syphus 3-11-2019
Very informative. First time to try portrait. Leaned a lot. 5/5 by Yasuyo Yamazaki 12-10-2019
I had fun. It was well planned and the leader was excellent.
She was a little subtle, but if you listened carefully, she gives extremely good advice. 5/5 by Glenn D. Crosse 6-10-2019
Great experience for a beginner covering everything to using the settings on a more complex camera to what makes a good photo. 5/5 by Andrew Baur 29-9-2019
Excellent! As always Anamaria was great in giving tips and suggestions to all. 5/5 by Amelia 8-9-2019
Good idea for subject learning. 5/5 by Angela mendel 25-8-2019
Loved it! Ann and Michael were very welcoming and provided suggestions in an encouraging, positive manner. 5/5 by Nancy Jacobson 24-8-2019
This was a well planned walk-about that exposed us to various ways we can find reflections in our world. Nice people. 5/5 by Amy Rich 28-7-2019
This was my first time participating in one of these meetups and I really enjoyed the opportunity to just wander around making photos. I think Anamaria did a great job leading the group— as i’m not a resident of Portland (i’m a suburbanite) it was really nice to have a “local expert” guiding the outing. Thanks! 4/5 by Brian Johnson 28-7-2019
Nice size group. Didn't feel rushed, very pleasant morning. 5/5 by Angela Mendel 27-7-2019
It exceeded my expectations! Anamaria organized an amazing Meetup with 2 horses and a model and she had lots of props for the model. As always she was patient with my questions and very knowledgeable. 5/5 by Amelia 15-7-2019
I really appreciate Ann as a teacher. She has all kinds of creative ideas and never fails to be encouraging. 5/5 by Scott Dietz 23-6-2019
Anamaria was very open to questions from everyone and have excellent tips and advice. 5/5 by Amelia De Mello 22-6-2019
This was a fantastic evening. The weather was perfect. The horses and owners were fun to work with. Ann did a fantastic job of organizing and leading this event. This was my first event of what I hope to be many! 5/5 by Janet Denman 3-5-2019
Beautiful location. Models were very nice and cooperative. Thank you to all who put effort into this. 5/5 by Angela mendel 2-5-2019
Great format and willing subjects! 5/5 by Greg Meagher 2-5-2019
Awesome teacher! Excellent material and lots of practice time for each one of us. Really enjoyed it !!! 5/5 by Tilu Chapa 7-4-2019
It was fabulous! Having all of the equipment there along with a model helped fit all of the pieces together. Ann was very gracious with her facility and encouraged everyone to participate while checking their work and offering suggestions. There weren't any bad questions. Fun group of people to learn with. Thank you! 5/5 by Greg Meagher 6-4-2019
Excellent venue, model and mentors. THANKS! 5/5 by Glenn Miller 31-3-2019
Fantastic meetup! As always, a perfect mix of inspirational and educational. Keep up the great work! 5/5 by Scott Morris 30-3-2019
So great meeting with other photographers and sharing out love of photography. Thanks Ann. 5/5 by Kyla Glass 30-3-2019
Very enjoyable. Met other people, saw their gear, got good ideas and suggestions from them as well as Michael and Ann. Also got great photoshop ideas from Ann. Good times! 5/5 by RANDY MORRISON 19-3-2019